Back dating income support

09-Jun-2017 06:09 by 4 Comments

Back dating income support

It is up to you to show that you had good reason throughout the whole period.It does not have to be the same reason throughout the period.

Most reasons fall into one of the following broad categories, but this is not a full list: If you are making a claim there is a backdating section in our online claim form.

If you or your partner have reached pension credit age, but are getting Income Support, income based Job Seekers Allowance or income related Employment & Support Allowance, your claim can only be backdated for up to one month (or six months if you claimed before 1st April 2016) if you can show good cause (see above) for not claiming earlier.

Appeals We may decide that your reasons are not good enough for us to backdate your claim.

It is best to ask for backdating when you fill in your claim form for Housing Benefit. You should include a statement as to why you did not claim before.

You will need to prove "good cause" for not applying earlier.

Find out how to backdate your claim using the links below: We will usually need to see proof of the things you tell us about.

For example, if you were in hospital, we would need to see a letter from the hospital or your doctor confirming your illness and the length of time you were in hospital.

This could be if: You should give us as much information and supporting evidence as possible.

We will look at all the circumstances during the time you delayed making a claim and will decide if the delay was reasonable enough to allow backdating. We can automatically backdate your Housing Benefit for up to three months if you are of pension age.

However, if you are a man aged between 60 and 64 who receives Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance (income based), or your partner is, you may be able to have your claim backdated six months.

If you receive Pension Credit your claim can only be backdated three months.

The council tax support scheme allows an application for a person of working age to be backdated for up to six calendar months, providing you can demonstrate continuous good cause throughout the whole period.